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The Landy - Extreme Tractor Pulling

 

It is Saturday night and thousands of people have descended on the Great Eccleston showground near Blackpool for the Final round of the British Tractor Pulling Association championships. Tractors running in various classes try to pull a sledge that changes weight as it progresses over a 100 metre course. Contestants travel from all over, especially Holland and Belgium, to take part.

 

The 0.95T Mini Modified class was running the Euro Cup Final and taking part was the Landy, a "tractor" from Holland powered by a helicopter turbine engine. A very spectacular run as darkness fell.

 

landy

 

The winner of the Euro Cup was a visiting American team with their tractor "Original Rat Poison".

 

rat

 

 

 

The Landy - Extreme Tractor Pulling

 

It is Saturday night and thousands of people have descended on the Great Eccleston showground near Blackpool for the Final round of the British Tractor Pulling Association championships. Tractors running in various classes try to pull a sledge that changes weight as it progresses over a 100 metre course. Contestants travel from all over, especially Holland and Belgium, to take part.

 

The 0.95T Mini Modified class was running the Euro Cup Final and taking part was the Landy, a "tractor" from Holland powered by a helicopter turbine engine. A very spectacular run as darkness fell.

 

landy

 

The winner of the Euro Cup was a visiting American team with their tractor "Original Rat Poison".

 

rat

 

 

 

comments (11)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Aug 2011, 01:38
Wow, Super set of images! Crazy extreme though smile
Les Auld: Thanks Savo, appreciate the comment.
This is sheer insanity! Love it!
Les Auld: And expensive Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Aug 2011, 09:14
What a sight!! I wonder how many gallons to the mile these amazing things consume Les?
Les Auld: Quite a few Chris, this one uses kerosene I think. Thanks for the comment.
20min's from my house Les and I've never been to this, I should be ashamed, great shots.
Les Auld: They do have pulling events during the day but the night pull is the most dramatic Frank. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Thailand
  • 29 Aug 2011, 11:34
I like the sign no fire no fun
Les Auld: Adds tot eh atmosphere Vintage, thanks for the comment.
Great editing Les, love the heat displacement giving that hand made glass look..
Les Auld: Thanks dave, you could feel the heat as it went past.
I've watched this on Sky television at times over the year, great fun in short doses, the big tractors have 4 or 5 engines in them sometimes.
Les Auld: There are some quiet times in-between the pulls but you do get entertained by the almost normal tractors leaning and levelling the track. Thanks for the comment Brian.
Great pictures Les. These are some machines.
Les Auld: They are indeed Frances, thanks for the comment.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Aug 2011, 18:19
Oh wow. Now that looks hot. haha! I'd love to have been there to see that!
Les Auld: Hot and dramatic Debb, thanks for the comment.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 29 Aug 2011, 19:06
Truly Spectacular!
Les Auld: Both sight and sound Jennnie, thanks for the comment.
wow, this sure is something. a helicopter turbine engine in the tractor: the mind boggles
Les Auld: Often Ayush, often, thanks for the comment.

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